Howling Blast damage nerf (HIDDEN CHANGE)

Death Knight
Can someone be so kind as to explain WHY did we get a nerf without any information from you, Blizzard? The tooltip clearly changed yet we get no information. Nice one

https://twitter.com/Cris224P/status/847297937730228224
They did say (LONG AGO) that they would change HB aoe part dmg, and buff the talent from 25-30%, however I am not sure if that was done in 7.1.5 (90-82.5) or now with 82.5-66. Anyway, I do not recall ever seeing them post smth about such a huge number, it's basically a 20% nerf to HB AoE dmg.
Stuff like that needs to come with patch notes ^^

Edit: The 25-30% buff to FF was made in 7.1.5
Edit2: after digging in old patch notes from nov 30 I found this: https://gyazo.com/4bc8d1d0bc6f468b44ca2b21b9e59bb5
It's "POSSIBLE" that HB wasn't even supposed to be at 82.5% to begin with, and it was a "bugfix" just like the RA = RE*1.2 bug. Thus it might not have been mentioned.
Edit3: There was no HB change at all, it's a different spellID and it shows up as different HB IDs on Warcraftlogs, 1 for Maintar, 1 for 2ndtars.
It's not a nerf... It's a tooltip correction.

In 7.1.5 the cleave aspect of Howling Blast was reduced from 70.1% AP to 66% AP.

http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/2123797-Patch-7-1-5-PTR-Build-23109-Spell-Changes?p=43533049&viewfull=1#post43533049

Frost
Howling Blast Blast the target with a frigid wind, dealing [ 82.5% of AP ] Frost damage to that foe, and [ 66% of AP ] Frost damage to all other enemies within 10 yards, infecting all targets with Frost Fever. Frost Fever A disease that deals [ 440% of AP ] Frost damage over 24 sec and has a chance to grant the Death Knight 5 Runic Power each time it deals damage. Death Knight - Frost Spec. 1 Runes. 30 yd range. Instant.

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